In their Zeal of Painting

Owais Mughal

To avoid being victim of a street crime, Pakistanis have come up with a simple solution. Barriers are put across residential streets and security guards sit next to them.

But these new structures are also prime opportunities for advertising, voluntary or not.

I saw the chair shown above while walking in a neighborhood street and took this photo. It belongs to a security guard who sits next to a street security barrier.

The political party which has ‘monopoly of votes’ in this area – in their zeal of showing complete political superiority – also painted poor guard’s plastic chair in their party colors. From the choice of three colors done on this chair, one can easily tell which political party it is.

Should we be rest assured that painting the barriers and guard chairs in political party colors will keep bad guys away?


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